28th March 2013, 09:53 PM
The Alan Titmarsh Show
On the Alan Titmarsh show this afternoon he had the vet Steve Leonard and three breeds that were considered to be beset with health problems.
Sharpei and skin problems, The Pug with breathing problems and yes you have guessed the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with Heart murmurs.
No mention of the dreaded Syringomyelia. The cavalier was 8 years old and Steve Leonard said this was a good age as most Cavaliers are diagnosed
The Vet did add that more and more breeders were health testing and to only buy puppies from health tested parents. Well said Steve.
28th March 2013, 11:16 PM
Yeah, but ... health testing alone does not even begin to solve the MVD problem in the breed. Cavaliers are 20 times more likely to develop early onset MVD than any other breed.